i used to STRESS how much the difference between a person w/a criminal record and a person w/o was a mere matter of who got caught, and who had means.
i've defended PLENTY of ppl who were found not guilty or whose charges were nolle pros'd. didn't undue nary an action.
conversely, i have friends who do HELLA drugs and haven't seen the inside of a courtroom for so much as a speeding ticket.
the raw truth of the matter is that a significant percentage of our successes, failures, whatever are more attributable to luck than we care to think.
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